Lapland: Regal splendour

High in Swedish Lapland, beside glacial lakes and snow-tipped mountains, Rhiannon Batten is captivated by the 'King of Trails'

Pacific quest: The dive of a lifetime

When a BBC team was despatched to find new marine species in Micronesia, the trip gave Kate Humble the chance to dive in some of the world's most spectacular underwater environments

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Trekking across Umbria to Assisi might sound like a pilgrimage, but for Robin Lustig, the delights of the journey, from great scenery to gastronomy, were as sensual as they were spiritual

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The rugged sport of 'coasteering' is not for the faint-hearted. Matt Carroll feels the arendalin rush as he jumps, swims and dives his way around the rocky Jersey coastline - and finds his 'inner bloke' along the way

Ready for action: Hardware round-up

Mark Harris vanquishes jellyfish and harnesses the elements in his hardware round-up

Swiss Alps: High Anxiety

I'm French-kissing a rock face and I don't want to stop. Because stopping would mean having to put my tongue back in my mouth. And if I do that I think I might never stop screaming. To be honest, I hadn't asked the rock how it felt about the situation. When you're 850 metres above ground clinging to a slippy, muddy and - most importantly - tiny metal rung sticking out of a cliff face, you tend to forget about etiquette.

Mauritius: The life aquatic

Rebecca Corbally skips the spa to try some more adventurous options in Mauritius

Iceland: Fire and ice

A hike through the lava fields of the Icelandic highlands takes Tam Leach to a world she only thought existed in fantasy

Timeline: Race for space

The Traveller’s Guide To: Surfing Europe

Forget Maui and Malibu, the perfect wave is nearer than you think. Chris Nelson and Demi Taylor scour the European coastline for the best breaks available

Knoydart Peninsula: New kid on the lock

High in the remote reaches of Scotland's Knoydart peninsula, Rob Cowan experiences the ultimate in wild camping - fortified by local mussels and the odd dram of whisky

Space travel: Are we nearly there yet?

Fifty years ago, President Eisenhower created Nasa. Since then, we've sent men to the moon and robots to Mars – but the dream of regular tourist flights into space has still not been realised

Trail Of The Unexpected: Boxing in Cuba

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Texas: Home of the final frontier

Houston, Texas, is home to the Johnson Space Center, where Mission Control takes charge of the Space Shuttle. Alex Hannaford boldly goes for a tour

Zululand: On the hoof

Michael Kallenbach saddles up for a luxurious horseback safari through Zululand
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